Workshop: "Pregnant Propaganda and the Birth of New Forms and Meanings"

(Re)Production of State Ideology in Contemporary Iranian Art, Literature and Film (29. - 30.04.2022)


Friday 29 April 2022 – Saturday 30 April 2022

Institute of Oriental Studies, Iranian Studies, Schillerplatz 17, Room 00.13

Day 1, Friday 29April

Panel I : Propaganda and Contested Politics

14:00    Welcome address

14:15 – 15:45

N. Siamdoust | Project Doubt and Coopt: Disinformation and Iran’s 2009 Green Uprising

E. Fellner | When the Motherland Comes Calling: Nationalist Propaganda and Regime Critics’ Responses on Iranian Twitter

Panel II : Ciné-Martyrographies

16:15 – 17:45

A. Laber | Tracing Martyrdom in Avini’s “Revayat-e Fath”: What Happened to the Martyr in the End of the War?

M. Wittmann | Ciné-Martyrographies: Contested Bodies and Absent Causes in Contemporary Iranian Cinema

Day 2, Saturday 30 April

Panel III : Once upon a War

09:15 – 10:45

A. Moosavi | Writing the Violent Past during a Violent Present

G. Ghardashkhani | Da, a Double Dedication: Narrative Contest in a Woman’s War Memoir

Panel IV : Coopted Iconography

11:15 – 12:45

A. Seyed-Gohrab | Classical Persian Topoi in New Political Attire

O. Gölz and K. Schwartz | Recasting Gender Roles in Iran-Iraq War Iconography

Panel V :Showcasing Propaganda

15:15 – 16:45

J. Herdzik | Embodying Censorship: Body Politics within the Performing Arts in the IRI

N. Pak-Shiraz | Yesterday’s Heroes, Today’s Villains: Guarding the Ideals of the Revolution in Aghazadeh